Berry introduces new narcotic dog at council meeting

Pictured is Berry Police Officer Randall Kelley, with the department’s new narcotic dog, “Boi.”

The Berry Town Council held its regular meeting on Monday, March 6. All council members were present for the meeting with the exception of Councilman Troyce Townsel. At the beginning of the meeting, Berry Police Officer Randall Kelley introduced the council members to the newest members of the Berry Police staff, a new narcotic dog named “Boi.”


Berry defeats Aliceville 19-0

Berry softball started its week with a 19-0 win over Aliceville. Maggie Mauldin, Kryssa Fields and Rylee Hill each pitched one inning with nine total strikeouts. Hill also had the big bat for Berry, hitting a single and a triple, and driving in six runs. Kerra Aaron, Brylee Kelly and Josie-Mae Bonner also had hits for the Lady Wildcats, with Bonner also getting three RBIs.


Ivey announces grant for Berry

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced a $200,000 grant to help the town of Berry improve a public utility service and eliminate a potential health hazard. The town will use the funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission to replace damaged and dilapidated sewer lines in the downtown business district.


Berry softball has mixed results for week

Maggie Mauldin is shown pitching for Berry.

 The Berry Lady Wildcats won two games and lost two games in softball last week.
Berry started the week off with an 8-6 victory over Tuscaloosa Academy. Kyrissa Fields was the winning pitcher, allowing three earned runs and four hits with six strikeouts. Rylee Hill pitched the last inning in relief and struck out three batters to earn a save.


Berry Clinic holds Grand Opening

Shown from left, front: Mark Montague, Fayette Area Chamber of Commerce Director Emily Montague, Jim Harrison (DCH Health Systems Board of Directors, Berry Mayor Jimmy Madison, FMC Administrator Donald Jones, Katrina Keefer (President/CEO of DCH Health Systems), Fayette Co. Probate Judge Mike Freeman, Daniel Conville, Director of Physician Services for DCH Health Systems), Kristin Moudry (CRNP for Berry Medical Clinic) and Marla Kizzire (President of the Fayette Area Chamber of Commerce). Back: Jincy Wright (Field Representative for Congressman Robert Aderholt), Sherry Gray, Kelli Wolfe (Field Representative for U.S. Senator Katie Britt), State Representative Kyle South, Fayette Co. Commissioner Wesley Jacobs and Charles Brandon (FMC Board Chairman).

A large crowd of DCH personnel, dignitaries and Fayette County citizens attended the open house and ribbon-cutting for the long-awaited reopening of the Berry Clinic. The clinic held its grand reopening on Monday, Feb. 27, and the event was welcomed by the Berry Community as a big step forward in needed healthcare for the area.


Berry Town Council votes to purchase land

Pictured is the Berry Town Hall, where the Berry Town Council holds its meetings.

The Berry Town Council voted to purchase land next to its current industrial park during its Feb. 6 meeting. All council members were present, with the exception of Councilman Troyce Townsel.
It was explained to the council that the town could purchase 35 acres of land from Jenny Ledlow at a cost of $111,110. The transaction would also be subject to a lease agreement for a small portion of the property.


Berry reappoints Kearney as judge

Pictured at the Dec. 5 Berry Town Council meeting, from left: Berry Mayor Jimmy Madison, Councilwoman Mary Sue Lollar, Councilman Russell Madison, Councilman Troyce Townsel and Councilman Calvin Madison.

The Berry Town Council held its regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 5 at the Berry Town Hall. Councilman Chuck Tidwell was absent from the meeting, with all other council members present. At the beginning of the meeting, Councilman Russell Madison led the council in prayer, with Councilwoman Mary Sue Lollar leading the Pledge of Allegiance.